PLV - Spring 2012

Women's Basketball Game with Children from the Pleasantville Cottage School

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Game begins at 5:30 pm
Goldstein Fitness Center
*Reservations required*

Adopt a child for an evening! Attend a Pace   University’s Women's Basketball Game with a child from the Pleasantville Cottage School.     

Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

Riverkeeper Presentation

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Leinhard Lecture Hall, Leinhard Hall

Riverkeeper protects the environmental, recreational, and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguards the drinking water of nine million New York City and  Hudson Valley residents. This organization helped to establish globally recognized standards for waterway and watershed protection. Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society and Lambda Sigma Honor Society.

Broadway Play: “Sister Act”

Friday, March 2, 2012
Manhattan, NY
*Reservations required*

Come join the Honors College as we travel into Manhattan to see the world-renowned Broadway play, “Sister Act”. Students will pay $40, which is half the ticket price, to make their reservation. We will catch the 5:45pm Metro-North train from Pleasantville.  Students pay for their own train ticket ($18.00 round trip).  The play begins at 8:00pm.

Honors Open Meeting: Guest Speaker Dr. Marie Werner, Sociology Department

Monday, March 5, 2012
Various flavors of ice cream and toppings will be served
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Come share your ideas for future Honors College events and courses with Dr. Benton and fellow Honors College students.

Presentations by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Leinhard Lecture Hall, Leinhard Hall

The Muscular Dystrophy Association combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to support research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.            

Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society and Lambda Sigma Honor Society.

Honors Writing Competition

Entries must be submitted to the Honors Office on the 3rd floor of Mortola Library by Monday, March 26, 2012.

Enter by writing an essay or poem (may include artwork) explaining: “How has being a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College enhanced your University experience?” The essay should be  approximately 500 words! Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card and your work will be published in SCHOLASTICA! Please contact Prof. Christopher Walther at if you have any questions.

Honors Cooking Class at Don Coqui

Friday, March 30, 2012
New Rochelle, NY
*Reservations required*

Experience a cooking class at Don Coqui and Chef Works. Class begins with an introduction from the chef and an explanation of the foods you will prepare that evening.  Then get ready to roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and start        cooking!  Once the meal is prepared, everyone sits down family style and enjoys the result of their efforts. Students will pay $10 to make their     reservation. The Pace bus will leave Miller Hall at 5:30pm and should return to campus by 10:00pm.

Honors Easter Egg Hunt with the Pleasantville Cottage School Children

Saturday, March 31, 2012
*Reservations required*
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Join children from the Pleasantville Cottage School as we enjoy an afternoon of dying Easter eggs and an Easter Egg hunt on the Choate House lawn. Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

A New Millennium: Hunger Banquet

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Join us for our hunger banquet as we learn about the effects of poverty and hunger on children in Africa from World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of         poverty and injustice. Tickets may be purchased through the Pforzheimer Honors College for $6. All proceeds will be donated to the US Fund for UNICEF. Co-sponsored with PSY 233:            Psychology of Civic Engagement and Golden Key International Honor Society.

Pilates Workshop

Thursday, April 19, 2012
*Reservations required*
Aerobics Room, Goldestein Fitness Center

Pilates improves mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles through controlled movements done as mat exercises or with equipment to tone and strengthen the body.  Relax all your pre-final stress and anxiety by attending a Pilates workshop with Prof. Laurice Nemetz.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

Honors Independent Research Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Pizza will be served
Conference Rooms A/B and C/D, Kessel Student Center

Come listen to fellow Honors College students speak eloquently about the results of their Independent Research. If you are interested in presenting a paper or project, please contact the Honors College Office at (914)773-3848 or e-mail Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, April 28, 2012
*Reservations Required*

Visit the MET with Dr. Benton as she guides you through the Impressionist and Post-impressionist painting collection. The Pace bus will leave the North Hall parking lot at 10:00am, and return by 3:30pm.

Honors Awards Dinner

Friday, May 4, 2012
*Dinner will be served*
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
*Reservations required*

Graduating seniors will receive their Honors medallions (to be worn at graduation) and their Honors College certificates. This event is open only to graduating seniors of the Pforzheimer Honors College and each senior may invite two guests